There are two main kinds of drug charges. First, the police may arrest you with an illegal drug that they deem was intended for personal use (rather than for sale to others). In this case, the state will likely charge you with simple drug possession. These are the least serious types of drug offenses. However, that doesn’t mean that you should avoid hiring a lawyer to represent you in a drug possession case. Depending on the substance and the circumstances of your case, you may still face jail time, steep fines, mandatory drug counseling, community service, and other penalties.
In contrast, if the police arrest you with a larger quantity of drugs, they may charge you with intent to distribute. In this case, the state is accusing you of intending to sell drugs to others, putting you in the same category as drug traffickers and cartel members. The state can still choose to charge you with intent to distribute even if you never planned on selling drugs in the first place. In other words, the court can charge you with drug dealing even if you just have a large supply of drugs for personal use. In this case, hiring drug attorneys is crucial to defend your rights. An experienced lawyer may be able to reduce the charges to drug possession or even have your case dismissed by proving your innocence.
Drug Possession Attorney
Drug possession could be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony by Illinois law, depending on the substance, amount, and other factors related to your specific case. Even possession of just 2.5-10 grams of cannabis could result in a 6-month prison sentence and/or fines up to $1,500. Possession of a more serious drug such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine in a quantity of 15-100 grams could result in 4-15 years in the penitentiary and/or fines up to $200,000. Regardless of your situation, an attorney at Villalobos and Associates can assist you in your drug possession case. We offer honest guidance and aggressive representation in court to defend the rights of our clients. Contact us today for a consultation.
Drug Possession Charges
Drug possession and trafficking charges can be serious. Other drug charges include cultivation/manufacturing drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Whatever drug charge you are facing, whether it be a misdemeanor or felony, the lawyers at Villalobos and Associates would be happy to assist you. Contact us today to receive a consultation with a qualified defense attorney and discuss your drug charges.